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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD.
Mottov, All The Ne.vVs When 1 1 Is News. .
DAKOTA CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1912.
LOOKING FOR CAUSE
VETERIANRIAN8 TALK OVER THE
NEW HORSE OI8EA8E.
Qreen Forage la Suspected Cause, Aa
Many Agree That Those on Dry
More than a hundred veterinarians
t the state In addition to several
from Iowa and Missouri attended a
conference held at the state house,
ays the Lincoln Journal, looking to
the adoption of some means of com
batting the disease which has caused
the dealh of hundreds of horses In
Nebraska. No definite conclusion as
to tho treatment to bo followed was
arrived at by the veterinarians but In
tho main they agreed as to tho symp
toms and as to the general conditions
surrounding the appearance of tho
Every phase of the malady was dis
cussed during the mooting and the
different speakers brought out a num
ber of Ideas and theories which they
have been working upon slnco they
first camo in contact with the trouble.
With only a few exceptions those
present decided that the trouble
originates from the feeding of green
grass, hay or weeds and that horses
confined to dry feed stand llttlo
chance of contracting tho disease.
The mooting was opened by Gover
nor Aldrlch who stated the purpose
of the call and who gavo assurance
that everything possible would be
done by tho state to co-operate in
seeking a method to oxtorminatc the
ecourge. Dr. Bostrom, stato veterina
rian, took charge of the meeting, fol
lowing the governor's address, and
called upon Dr. Walte, bacteriologist
of the state university, for a talk.
The latter declared that he had been
present and assisted in the post mor
tem examination of twelve horses and
that Vi had taken fluids from the
brains of several of the animals.
These ho declared boro dlpplococcns
germs which ho believed to bo tho
cause of the malady. Ho declared that
the disease, as far as he had ob
served Its ravage's, Is like many of
the infectious diseases which attack
tho humairfamlly as far as its-method
of spreading Is concerned. He said
that ho had examined the blood of a
numbor of the animals but that as
yet ho" was uncertain whether this or
ganism existed there or not. Several
cultures had been made, ho said, but
these had thus far revealed llttlo that
would aid in determining the cause of
Dr. Reager of Edgar asserted that
he had been treating for forage poi
soning and that his success had been
about on a par with tho results at
tained by other veterinarians who fol
lowed different courses. Ho raised the
question as to the contagious and in
fectious characteristics of tho disease
declaring that he and others with
whom he had talked were unable to
decide upon this. Most of the cases
which came to his attention, he de
clared, had been horses which had
roamed the pastures either all or a
part of the time.
Dr. J. S. Anderson of Seward as
serted that the disease had been
found mostly In horses which had
been worked regularly and which
upon SundayB or at nights were
turned out to grazo on stubble ground
or upon pasturo land. Most of these
cases he said originated In poorly
drained lands. Ho did not suggest
any specific treatment declaring that
ho had not fixed upon anything thus
far which ho believed could be
termed even partially successful. Dr.
Hoylman of Franklin called attention
to the likelihood of worms and in
testinal parasites reuiliug hlb experi
ences In connection with tho battle
against the disease. He declared that
it had first showed all symptoms of
nuto-lntoxlcatlon but thai further in
vestigation would not bear out. any
deflnlto theory either as to the cause
or the treatment. He read a letter
from Dr. Kingsley of KansaB City
whom he had called to Franklin to
aid him In tho work. Tho communi
cation suggested that all horses
should bo barred from pastures and
access to green feed and that medi
cine, particularly purgatives, should
be given freely when the first symp
toms appeared. Dr. Kingsley stated
'" that It was very doubtful If more than
20 per cent of the animals attacked,
could recover. Ho advocated tho
employment of drastic means for
eliminating tho contents of the
Dr. Nichols of Ravenna doclared
that the belief that horses of weaken
ed systems were tho only ones to suc
cumb to the disease had been dissi
pated In his vicinity. Strong and weak
horses alike, he asserted had fallen
before tho scourge.
May Get a Pardon.
One of the interesting cases before
the pardoning board Is that of W. L.
Williams, sent up from Douglas county
on a atatutory charge. Williams has
provn to be an expert In the Installa
tion of boilers and In the six years ho
has served he has saved the state
hundreds of dollars, not only by his
work, but by the valuable suggestions
ho has mado the board whenever now
boilers have been put in at the dif
ferent institutions. Governor Aldrlch
has recommended bis application for
a pardon to the board.
LOOK WELL TO SEED.
Otherwla Nebraska Farmers Will be
"Wo have In Nebraska no surplus
seed corn on hand this t year", says
Prof. C. W. Pugsley, of the Extension
Department of the Nebraska Experi
ment Station. "If Nebraska does not
have good seed from this year's crop,
It will be necessary for Nebraskana
to depend upon seed brought from
other states. Seed brought in from
other stato. does not yield as well as
home grown seed.
"If every one concerned will select
their seed early and then properly
cure It, Nebraska will not experience
such a seed corn famine as that
which threatened the state this
spring. Not only will we have plenty
of seed, but we will get greater
yields, for experiments at the station
have proved that well selected seed
corn will produce from four to six
bushels more than corn not carefully
"The fields this year were planted
late. Immediately after planting,
considerable unseasonable weather
followed and In man fields the corn
which was planted did not havo
strong germinating powers. These
conditions must be borne In mind to
got good seed for next year's crop."
Arrangements havo been made by
tho Bureau of Publicity of the Com
mercial club of Omaha, whereby bul
letins, prepared by Prof. Pugsley, will
be furnished, freo of cost, either by
the Bureau or by tho Extension De
partment of the State Farm. Tho
bulletins denl with the selection and
care of seed corn.
The week of September 30 to Octo
ber 5 has been designated as "SEED
CORN SELECTION WEEK." Every
ono is urged to solect his corn that
woek so that Nebraska will have plen
ty of seed corn In 1913.
Letter from Delzell.
State Superintendent Delzell has Is.
suod the following circular letter to
county superintendents; "The law
definitely requires each teacher In the
state to spend thirty minutes each
month on tho subject of 'Fire Dan
gers.' Please call yottr teacher's at
tention to this matter. Urge them to
attend to thiB. Thirty minutes a
month is a very limited time to de
vote to teaching lessons concerning
loss by fire and showing that by care
fulness much suffering may be avoid
ed and thousands of dollars' worth of
property saved. Do not let It be said
by one pupil In your county, at the
end of this school year, that 'Fire Pre
vention and 'Fire brill was not
taught in school."
'New Capitol Building.
Definite and earnest steps looking
toward the construction of a now
etafo house at Lincoln were taken
by the executive coinmlttee of tho
Omaha Commercial club. The present
capltol building is entirely inadequate
and in some respects unsafe; a build
ing of which no Nebraskan can feel
proud. Details of procedure havo not
been mapped out but the Commercial
club is determined to create the prop
er sentiment for a building that will
be creditable to the state.
"The county of Lancaster has ap
pealed to the supreme court In a case
in which the First Trust company of
Lincoln objected to tho taxing of
mortgages to the company wherein
tho mortgagor had agreed to pay tho
taxes on the mortgage.
Prominent Speakers Coming.
For the month of September two
prominent speakers have been se
cured for addresses by the Lincoln
Commercial club, one of them being
Baroness Von Stuttner, who will bo
in Lincoln two days In tho Interest of
tho international peace movement. On
tho 28th, E. F. Trefz, of Chicago, field
secretary of tho Chamber of Com
merce of the United States of Amer
ica, will speak.
State Fair Receipts.
Stato fair receipts for tho first time
in tho history of that Institution ex
ceodod $100,000 this year. Tho exact
total Is not known at present but will
bo announced Just as soon as the
board of managers has had time to
check over tho reports. The grand
stand and bleacher receipts for the
woek woro $17,811 as compared to
$13,000, tho best previous record,
mado last year. The total cash re
ooipts of tho fair from concessions,
gate and, grandstand will exceed those
of any previous year by more than
$12,600, according to the officials.
Big Apple Show In January.
The state board of horticulture bo's
decided to glvo a big apple show,
which 1b to bo given the third week
In January at tho Lincoln city audi
torium. Tho apple show will com
prise 1,000 boxes and a display of ap
ples on plates. The apple show
alone will fill halt the floor space In
the auditorium. These two shows to
gether promise to be the best of the
kind ever seen In Nebraska.
Douglas County 'Support.
The state agricultural board Is
feeling exceptionally good over tho
loyal support given the fair by tho
people of Douglas county and express
ed themselves as fully satisfied with
the result of tho get-together spirit
between the commercial organiza
tions of the two big cities of the state.
On Omaha dsy Omaha people were in
evidence everywhere and on South
Omaha day, while the rain of tha
night before prevented the automo
bile excursion from tho stock yards
city, yet 500 ero present.
MEMORY OF WISE IS HONORED
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THE memory of Lieut. Luclen Bonaparte Wise, U. S. N., promoter of the
Isthmian canal as it Is being constructed, has just been fittingly- honorod
by the erection of a bust at Panama city facing the Pacific ocean cntranco
to tho canal. Lieutenant Wise was born in 1S14 and died in 1009.
SAILOR BOYS OF LAKE BLUFF
TRAINING SCHOOL DROWN IN
WERE ON PLEASURE CRUISE
Sail Boat Founders In Gale on Lake
Michigan Naval Board Makes In
vestigation, but Falls to Fix Blame
Chicago, Sept. 17. EleVen boys
tvere drowned on Sunday when tho
recreation cutter of the United States
naval training station, near Lake Bluff,
was swamped on a sand bar 300 yards
off Lake Bluff.
Twenty-three boys, one able sea
man, who was a petty officer, and an
other petty officer, set forth early for
a pleasure Ball. They 'became help
less In a gale, fought their way al
most to the shore, and tho tragedy oc
curred within one hundred feet of
frantic people on the beach.
All but ono was able to Bwim un
der ordinary conditions, but could do
nothing against the high wind and
In full view of hundreds of people
along tho shore tho boat capsized.
Tho lake wbb alive with struggling
boys. Many of them had never been
In rough water before. They wero of
tho newest recruits.
They struck out strongly for the
shore, but there was an undertow in
addition to tho heavy waves.
Chicago, Sept. 17. A naval board of
Inquiry gave its finding In tho Investi
gation of tho wreck of the 30-foot cut
ter and the drowning of 11 recruits of
the naval training station at Lako
The report does not censure Chief:
Gunner's Mato W. E. Negus, who took
the 25 recruits out into tho lake and
who died trying to save them.
No blame Is placod on any shoul
ders. The finding says that 11 re
cruits wero drowned, while on duty,
because of tho gale and rough sea.
The board heard witnesses who re
counted tho' struggle of Mato Negus
and somo of IiIb crew to save tho 30
foot cutter when It was driven before
a 50-mtle galo, past tho basin of tho
naval academy and onto a sandbar
tear Lake Bluff.
Knox Says Farewell.
Toklo, Eept. 17. Philander C. Knox,
special envoy of the United States to
the funeral of Emperor Mutsuhlto,
was received In farewell audlonco by
Emperor Yoshlhlto and later was a
guest at a luncheon in the imperial
Three Perish In Ascending Mountain.
Juneau, Alaska, Sept. 16. Tho
bodies of Leslie Oliver, John Shat
tuck and Dell Llnscott, young men of
Juneau and Douglas, whd went hunt
ing September 5 on Sheep mountain
ind wero lost, were found Friday.
Victor Allen "Not Guilty."
Wythevllle, W. Va., Sept. 16. Tho
ury which heard the evidence against
Motor Allen, charged with killing Com
monwealth's Attorney W. M. Foster,
!n tho Hlllsvlllo courthouso tragedy,
reported a verdict of not cullLv.
NOG! AND WIFE DEAD
JAPANESE GENERALAND WIFE
TAKE OWN LIVES.
Hero of Port Arthur Commits Sulcldf
In Grloffor Death of Lato
Tokyo, Sept. 1G, Forced by cen
turles old tradition to end their lives
with the sword and driven to their
'death by grief over tho paBslng,of
their belover emperor, Mutsuhlto,
Gen. Count Mnresuko Nogl, hero of
Port Arthur, nnd his wlfo, the Coun
tess Nogl, hurled themselves on Bhnrp
blades in the main hall of the palace
and died by their own hands hero
Darkness had fallen nnd General
Nogl and tho countess sat and await
ed tho signal they had agreed upon to
announco their lenvetaklng. This was
the booming of a Blnglo gun in the
palace grounds at Tokyo, which was to
lot the peoplo know that the body of
the emperor was starting on tho fu
neral car for Us last resting place.
As the boom of the gun resounded
through tho clear, still night, GeneraJ
Nogl rose nnd, grasping in his hand
a short sword, plunged It Into his
throat, while the countoss stabbed
herself through tho body.
Tho tragedy created a profound sen
sation and expressions of sorrow were
heard on every hand.
Gen. Count Nogl was a nntlonal
hero in Japan. Ho captured Port Ar
thur from the Russians In 1901, and
received the proposal of surrender of
that fortress from General Stoessol.
LAST OF ALLEN GANG TAKEN
Chiefs of Clan That Slew Five In Vlr.
glnla Court Arrested at
DeB Moines, la., Sdpt. 17. Sldna Al
len and his nephew, Wesley Edwards,
outlaw clansmen long sought for tho
quintuple murder In tho courthouse
r.t Hlllsvlllo, Va., when Judge, prose
cutor and others wero slain, woro ar
rested In Des Moines Saturday and
wero taken east on a train to stand
trial for their lives in Virginia.
Accompanying thorn and tho two
detectives who mado the arrests was
Miss Maudo Irolur of Mount Airy, N.
C, who had led tho detectives to the
hiding place of the alleged assassins.
She had told Chief of Police Jcnney
of Des Moines that she was engaged
to marry Edwards.
"I havo been promised the reward
for tho arrest of these two men," she
told Chief Jenncy Juut before leaving
for tho train. "I am going back to
claim my share of It."
No Tariff on Dictionaries.
Washington, Sept. 17. James E.
Curtis, acting secretary of the treas
ury, took an advance step to encour
age learning of foreign languages by
the American people. He authorized
dictionaries to be admitted free.
Szabo Estate Dwindles Away,
New York, Sept. 17. Charges that
$7,100 of the $10,000 estate of Coun
ess Rosa Szabo has disappeared occu
pied the attention of tho Austrian
consul and every possiblo effort is
being made to trace tho money.
HARVESTER FIGHT QN
U. 8. REFUSES IMMUNITY TO
LEADING SPIRITS OF
CRIMINAL ACTION IS HINTED
.Clarence 8. Funk, Manager of Inter
national Concern, Telia of Com
pany's Organization and How Com
uetltlon Was Dealt With.
Chicago. Sept. 18.--"No "Immunity
bath" will be given George W. Per
kins, Cyrus H. McCormlck, Charles
Deorlng or other leading spirits In fo
organization of the International Har
vester company, which, tho govern
enlmont charges, was formed in vio
lation of the Sherman anti-trust act.
Neither Perkins, McCormlck nor
Deorlng, it waB announced on Mon
day, will bo called as witnesses In
the pending civil suit to dissolve the
corporation, In which the Initial hear
ing of eirldenco was held In Chicago.
They will not bo asked to testify on
tho ground that such testimony would
grant them Immunity.
This announcement gavo the first
intimation that tho government la con
templating tho possibility of criminal
prosecution against tho men respons
ible for the formation of tho glnnt
Joseph R. Darling, special agent of
tho department of justice In charge of
the preparation of evldonce ngalnst
tho harvester company, mado known
tho fact that tho tliroo mon woro not
to be summoned.
"Tho government does not proposo
to allow theso men to gain Immunity
by testifying in tho civil Bult," ho ex
plained. "It will bo romombored that
tho packers In tho 1006 prosecution
of tho beof trust gained nn 'Immunity
bath' bocnuBo of Information which
Ihoy furnished tho government. W
do not Intend to havo a similar thing
happen in the prosecution of tho har
"Does that mean that tho big men
In tho harvester trust will bo proso
cuted criminally?" Mr. Darling was
"It means that the government will
take no chances of granting them Im
munity from such a prosecution," ho
William II. Jones, almost an octo
gcnorlan, camo from a letlrement of
four yenrs In response to a subpoena
to tell about the organization of tho
Tho only other "big mnn" In tho
company that the government Intends
to rail Is John J. Glessnor. vlco-presl-dent,
who has not been nctlvo of lato
years. Neither Harold F. McCormlck
nor James Deorlng, both vice-presidents
of the company, appear In tho
list of witnesses mado public. Wll
llnm M. Gale, E. N. Wood nnd Alexan
der Legg are among tho subordinate
officers and employes who will bo
William II. Jones was questioned
particularly about George W. Perkins'
connection with tho origin of the com
blno, In which nil harvester com
panies, with tho excoptlon of four
comparatively small enterprises, wero
"All my dealings for tho sale of tho
Piano works were conducted with Mr,
Perkins In his office with J. P. Morgan
& Co.," the witness replied.
Clnronce S. Funk, general manager
of the International Harvester com
pany of Now Jersey, was started on
a long analysis of how tho corporation
was organized, how Its soiling
ngonclcs woro spread over the country
like a blanket and how competition
in tho machinery necessary to the
farmer to hnrvest his crops was met.
ASKS MILLION OF U. S. MINE
Mexican Rebel, Who Captured El
Tlgre, Threatens to Sack
Douglas, Ariz., Sept. 18. Inez Snl
azar, tho rebel loader who captured
El Tlgro Saturday, demanded $1,000,
000 from the company owning tho El
Tlgre mine, on threat of destroying
tho plant. It is said tho rebels car
ried off a largo amount of bullion an
woll as Superintendent L. R. Budrow,
who Is now bolng hold prisoner. Whllo
400 federal troops nro within six
miles of tho camp, no wordjiaa boon
received of nn attempt to retake It.
Mexico City, Sept. 18.-ProHldent
Mndoro, Btandlng nt nn open window
of the natlonnl pnlaco on Monday bo
fore thousands bolow, rang tho his
toric liberty bell with which Hldnlgo
called tho people to revolt Soptombor
15, 1810, and pronounced the historic
words uttered by Hidalgo; "Viva In
dependence, viva llbertad, viva Mex
ico!" Boy Swims San Francisco Bay.
San Francisco, 8ept. 18. Robert
Beck, a schoolboy, established a record
for swimming San Francisco bay,
making three and a half miles to the
Alameda county shoro in 2:10. He Is
the fourth person to mako tho swim.
Harvey W. Wiley, Jr., Has Tooth.
Washington, Sept. 18. Harvey W.
Wiley, Jr., who Is four months nnd a
day old, has a tooth. It Is a tooth guar
anteed to be absolutely sound nnd ono
that will never bo soiled with cold
storage turkey or other doadly poison.
Sue for Loss by Guns,
Washington, Sept. 18. Six years'
firing of tho big guns of tho nrmy posts
has resulted in tho submission of
many clnlms for damages on tho part
of farmers, cottngors and fishermen
aggregating no less than $32 flirt
SICKLES SPURNS WIFE
WILL NOT ADMIT HER TO HOUSE
Door Barred to Woman Who Pawned
Jewels to Save HusoamS'a
New York, Sopt. 17. Tho anticipa
ted reconciliation botwoon MaJ. Gon.
Danlol E. Sickles nnd his beautiful
Spanish wife will not take place.
(This wbb learned when it becamo
known that General Sickles refused to
see the woman from whom ho has
boon estranged for twenty-seven years
and who recently pawned hor Jewelry
to prevent the salo nt auction of her
husband's personal property, and
turned hor away from his homo.
Last Thursday afternoon Mrs.
Sickles, nccompanlod by hor son Stnn
ton, cnlled nt tho splendid homo of
General Sickles. Sho was smiling as
sho rang tho front door boll. She
boro good nows. A few hours beforo
Bhe had effected the liquidation of her
husband's debt, amounting to $8,200,
owed to tho Lincoln Trust company.
Tho money with which this debt waB
canceled had been obtained by pawn
ing her Jewels.
Her faco lighted nB tho door to hor
husband'o homo opened. Tho high
spirited SpaniBh woman forgot tho
blow hor pride had suffered In her
trip to the pawnshop as Bho announced
herself and mado as If to entor. Sho
was stopped by tho butlor; tho smllo
loft her faco as she was told that she
must not enter; that thoru wero o.
dors to the effect tlurt nolthor sho nor
hor son should bo pormlttod to walk
through tho door.
Theso orders had boon Issued by
Miss Eleanor Enrlo Wllmordlng,
housekooper for General Sickles for
fifteen years. Upon being refused au
dience with hor huBband, tho ngod
woman asked to see Miss Wllmordlng,
but tho latter sent out word that she
could not be disturbed. Large, fparn
in her world-weary eyes, Mrs. Sickles
roturnetl to hor npnrtments In tho Ho
tel Marlton with her son.
W. D HAYWOOD IS ARRESTED
Organizer of Industrial Workert of
the World Taken on Old Indict
ment at Boston.
Boston. Sopt. 17. William D. Hay
wood of Denver, general organizer "(
tho Industrial Workers of tho Worlds
was nrresieu nero on uunuay on u
capias warrant Issuod ns a result of an
Indictment by tho Essox county grand
Jury, charging him with conspiracy In
connection with the strike of textile
workers In Lawronco InBt winter. He
was released on $1,000 bond.
Tho oxnet naturo of tho conspiracy
with which Haywood Is charged was
not mentioned in tho Indictment.
Just beforo his arreBt, Haywood, in
addressing n mass meeting of 15,000
persons on Boston Common, had
sounded n call for a gonoral strike of
Now England workers to begin n nn-tlon-wldo
movemont ns n protest
ngalnst the "arrost, Imprisonment and
trial of Ettor, Glovannlttl nnd Cnruso."
Those three industrial workers, who
were nctlvo during tho Lawronco
strike, nro charged with complicity to
murder In connection with the shoot
ing of a Btrlker, Anna Loplzzo, during
a riot In Lawronco last January.
Charleston, W. Va., Sept. 16.-After
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preaching a sermon on the subject of
dlshonosty, Rov. R. H. Green, a Red
Sulphur circuit pastor of tho Mothod
lBt church South, was aBBaulted Fri
day, and so badly hurt that he died.
Now Rochollo, N. Y., Sopt. 17. Mrs.
Martha Luyinan Is dying hero as the
result of being wounded by a stray
shot from a rifle in tlio hands of a
young woman snlpo hunter. Tho lat
'or was In a ennoo oft Sands point.
BALDWIN IS RENOMINATED
Democratic) Convention of Connecticut
Also Selects a Full State Ticket
Hartford, Conn., Sopt. 14. The
Democratic stato convention enthusi
astically nominated Simeon E. Bald
win for governor hero Thursday and
then named the following mon on tho
balance of thu ticket:
Lieutenant govornor, Lyman T.
Tlngler of Vernon; secretary of state,
Albert W. Phillips of Stamford; treas
urer, E, S. Robert of East Canaan;
controller, Danlol P. Dunn of Willi
mantle. Presidential Electors Henry Mc
Manus, Hartford; Charles T. Coyle,
New Haven; M. B. Cary, Ridgefleld;
William Bolchor, Now London; Os
car O. Tanner, Windham; W. B.
Perry, Jr., Salisbury, and John L.
Kills Wife, 8on and Self.
Pouncll Bluffs, In,, Sept. 17. While
temporarily Insane, Martin Thompson,
a farmer living east of this city,
killed his wife and son and thon took
his own life. Two daughters who
wero absent escaped dtath.
Ethel Roosevelt Speaks.
New York, Sept. 17. Miss Ethel
Roosovelt was among n number of
Lady Mooses to addresa Btreot crowds
In tho "soap box" Progressive party
campaign opened In New York. Her
appearauco drew a big crowd
SHELL GOES LONG DISTANCE
Interesting History of 12-Inch Projeo
tile Used In Spanish War
Traveled Four Miles.
Screaming out its defiant message
of possible death and disaster, a 12
Inch 1.000-pound shell was sent across
the Bay of Santiago on tho fateful
morning of July 8, 1800, from one of
the battleships Texas, Iowa or Ia-i
dlana. The shell travoled a distance'
of between three and four miles and!
found lodgment in tho sldo of a rockyi
hill Just behind Morro castle, tha?
charge bolng unoxploded. It now re
poses peacefully on tho sidewalk: In
front of a storo in Carson street,
Southsldo, near Twenty-seventh street,
but minus the charge.
Thousands of peoplo pass the spot
dnlly, but little or no heed Is given by
them to this interesting rello of Un
cle Sam's encounter with tha ono-ttmo
groat power of Spnln.
Tho sholl was shipped on October
20, 1899, by Capt. Surgeon James Mc
Kay, United States navy, to his father
Stephon McKay, of this city, and is'
much prized by tho latter as a rellol
Capt. McKay gave an interesting d4
scriptlon of tho clroumstances attend-
lng the firing and finding of tho shelly
Ho Btatos: "Tho shell was fired from)
tho Indiana or Texas from a distance
of between throe or four miles, and
it was doubtloss fired at the eastern
battery, a concealed battery of several
old bronze cannon situated in a hol
low In tho bluff, nndpnly visible from
several miles at sea. Our ships paid
great attent)on to this particular bat
tory from noticing that, whllo the
muzzles of tho cannon were visiblo
over tho embankment beforo firing,
thoy disappeared simultaneously with
thnt operation. Now frdm tho excel
lent habit drilled Into tho men of the
nnvy of overestimating rather than
doubting tho strength of tho enomy,
thoy decided tho battery must be com
posed of modern rifled disappearing
guns, and nctod accordingly. Bvery
now nnd again, and when tho shlpr
Bcemod most quiet, ono or another
would drop a carefully calculated shell
In Buch clos.c proximity ns to keep'tBH
artillerists working tho guns in a state
of constnnt torror. This sholl, from
itB position, must havo flown over tho
guns and men at Just sufflclflnt height
to clear tho ridgo and plunge into tho
hill beyond. It missed Its mark by a
very Bmnll margin. However, the hun
dreds of holes, some large enough to
form n collar for a large dwelling,,
scattered all about and within tha
battory, tho dismounted, crippled and
half-burled ploces, and tho general)
wreck made of nature in the entire
vicinity, speak only too eloquently of
tho excellent marksmanship of our
gunnors, and tho splendid conduct of
our ships in general.
"Whon Admiral Sampson visited the
abovo-mentioned battery some months
after tho surrender, he smilingly told!
how they had been fooled by the
strange disappearing qualities of the
old guns. Many of thes old pieces
dated back to 1718 and were masses
of most wonderful and beautiful hand
carving but tho gun carriages were
not moro than lOOyoars old, hence tho
parts did not fit and tho recoil mech
anism (groat buffer springs) Being
useless tho pleco on htlng discharged
TfMiW bound back into the air the
11 Innirlh of tha nrrlnra llf. 'Hall.
full longth of tho carriage (15 feet).
Tho muzzles were vlslblo over tha
cement beforo firing, but their re
bound flight carried them far out of
sight, hence the disappearing guns
which deceived our men for a while."
Tho shell, singular to relate, shows
but allsht inarkR of IJs impact with
Its rocky billet, another proof of the
caro with which American projectiles
are fashioned. Pittsburgh Dispatch.
Where the Gray Halra Cams From.
Tho attitude of the commanding gen
erals of the north and south toward
each other, nftnr the final surrender,
writes Mr. Thomas Nelson Pago In
Ills recent book on General Lee, is
ono that tho world regarded with as
tonishment, and that Americans may
forever look back upon with pride. In
Illustration, Mr. Page offera an engag
ing anecdote from Long's memoir of
It appears that on the afternoon of
tho day of the surrender at Appomat
tox, Meads paid a friendly visit to
Lee at his headquarters. In the
course of tho conversation, Lee turned
to Meade, who had been associated
with him as his officer of onglneors in
the "old army," and said, pleasantly:
"Meade, years are telling on you.
Your hair is gettlngqulte gray."
"Ah, Qeneral Lee," was Meade's
prompt reply, "that Is not the work of
years. You are responsible for cay
Guying a Bombproof.
The southern soldiers'1 had little re
apect for what were known aa "bomb
proofs," the fellows who had easy po
sitions In the rear. On one occaaloa
a smartly dressed young officer belong
ing to thin kindred cantered up to a
depot where a regiment of man were
awaiting transfer, As soon as they
saw htm they began guying him.
"Oh, my, ain't he pootyl"
"Say. mister, whar'd yv git that
"Dos yo' grease yo bar with ham
fat or how?"
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